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Las Fotos Project

Las Fotos Project’s mission is to elevate the voices of teenage girls from communities of color through photography and mentoring, empowering them to channel their creativity for the benefit of themselves, their community, and future careers.


4 Submitted Ideas

  • CREATE ·2023 Grants Challenge

    The Creative Career Center, by Las Fotos Project

    The Creative Career Center (CCC), Las Fotos Project's new multi-pronged initiative aiming to reach 19 to 24-year-old women-identified and gender-expansive photographers, expands on the organization's mission to provide historically underrepresented young women and nonbinary people of color the resources necessary to be competitive candidates in today's creative economy.

  • CREATE ·2021 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    The Foto Forum: A Creative Advocacy Space for Teen Girls

    Our vision is to provide a new platform for young women who are using their photography as a means to advocate for their communities. Turning the outdoor space of our new gallery into an outdoor exhibition space where young women can display their photo essays that highlight injustices found throughout their communities will also provide the community a safe forum to use these images as a catalyst for dialogue and advocacy for issues from housing to food insecurity and economic equity.

  • CREATE ·2020 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    A Girl-Powered Foto Studio by Las Fotos Project

    Las Fotos Project is opening a youth-centered photography studio in the heart of Boyle Heights where teen girls can build up their professional skills and earn an income by providing culturally relevant services for the community. During the school day, the studio will be made available as an affordable option for local artists/creatives, and after-school and on weekends the studio will be used by our students to conduct photoshoots and e-commerce photography services for women/POC-owned small businesses.

  • CONNECT ·2016 Grants Challenge

    Connecting Communities through Fotos

    There are thousands of inspiring stories, people and nonprofits that make LA dynamic. Help us tell their stories through photos - connecting people and communities!